Grateful Dead Live at Civic Center on 1990-03-19
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Hell In A Bucket
We Can Run
Brown Eyed Women
It's All Over Now ->
Box Of Rain ->
Foolish Heart ->
Playing In The Band ->
Eyes Of The World ->
China Doll ->
Gimme Some Lovin' ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Around And Around
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|Hell In A Bucket|
|We Can Run|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|It's All Over Now->|
|Box Of Rain|
|Playin' In The Band->|
|Eyes Of The World-> Jam->|
|Gimme Some Lovin'->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad->|
|Around And Around|
|e: Brokedown Palace|
hansokolow's notes: Though this SBD source is not digital (I'm pretty sure) it is very solid and it behaved like a digital source, if that makes any sense. Drums is very short compared to Space as it includes the Healy business (spacey drums) on the Space track, when usually I put it with the Drums section. This is because there is a natural pause before it, and no good pause before the rest of the band comes out. It just seemed more organic that way.
- 2009-01-24 03:41:15
- Hartford , CT
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- Civic Center
Subject: Last winter show of '90
Not one of the top shows of this tour (the night before at this venue and the next show in Canada are both better) but the playing is steady and consistent like the rest of the tour.
First Set. Strong start with Hell in a Bucket and a hot Bertha (is "ran into rain/dressed myself in green" ad lib or not?). We Can Run is a clunky miss and the derailer it often was but Jack-a-Roe kicks things back into the air. The rest is average '90.
Second Set. This is the only Box of Rain of the tour - good but not spectacular. Foolish Heart, however, struggles a bit. Jer forgets in a couple places then plays the ending twice. Playing in the Band is uptempo and has the night's best jam. Winter '90 was good for Playin'. Eyes seems cocaine-fed and, though the drummers are not always in the pocket this set, it's strong. Post-Space is above-average for '90 except for Gimme Some Lovin', when they can't find each other, and a lifeless Around & Around.
1st Set: C
2nd Set: C
Overall = 2 ½ stars
Playing in the Band - the one that stands out from a tough-competition tour
SOURCES: Lots of us had a tape of this one because it was FM-simulcast. Though it has been released on Spring 1990, if I listened to it again I'd use the hansokolow matrix for the added life.
Set 1 - yeah, definitely that Bucket. Really, the entire damned set is amazing. I like it better than the 2nd set. We Can Run? eh....yeah, whatevs. Brent had better tunes, IMHO :)
Set 2 looks *slightly* better on paper than how it plays out - anyone know if this "Eyes" was the last they did before slowing it down @ MSG, 3/25?
China Doll, though, wow...coming out of Space sometimes this tune found itself on perilous ground (check some of those '85 attempts), but here it soars - Jerry handles it masterfully, right on that delicate edge.
So many great moments in the Spring '90 tour. This show was one of them.
Subject: This one is still etched in my brain
On to the musci... even though there were some lyric flubs, the instrumental on Foolish Heart was the best I'd heard. From the Jerry/Brent trade offs at the onset, to the tight jams, it was everything I loved about the Dead as a band- -was it Jerry's quickest or most searing lead? Hell no. But it was Jerry and Phil "talking" to each other like the old friends they were... andticipating each others every move, then one upping the other like boys around a campfire telling "fish stories".... till they they seque back to the vocals as smoothly as a fine Swiss watch keeps time. As for the rest of the show, great Hell in a Bucket, solid Bertha, never a bad Jack-A-Roe, fine Brown Eyed Women, tolerable Picasso Moon [not one of my favorites], nice Deal, excellent Box of Rain opener to the 2nd set, sweet Playing [I love the "shorter" versions vs. the over indulgent versions in '73 and '74], great Eyes, a hauntingly sweet China Doll, a very solid GDTRFB, a very cool/slightly differently styled Around and Around, and a Brokedown so sweet it brought tears to my eyes to send us off into the Hartford night.
At the end of the day, just a solid show from start to finish- -got two Phil songs [even if one was a cover of Gimme Some Loving]- -with plenty of highlights to put a smile on every Deadhead's face.
Subject: Foolish ...
Subject: Wait a minute!
Subject: Like an old friend
Subject: I remember it like yesterday
This was not the best show I ever saw but it was definitely one of them. The boys rocked out right away. I remember my trip starting right at the end of hell in bucket. I also loved the box of rain ( always a treat to see Phil), and loved the eyes of the world. Very fitting ending to getting to hear brokedown. I'm only giving it three stars purely because I had seen better shows and also because I am a huge fan of 76, 77, and 78 (even though I was to young to have seen them during those years).
Subject: I Would Ask the Same of You....
The D/S China Doll was astonishing. That space stands alone... Find me another one that sounds remotely like it...
Subject: okay works most of the time
Good sound, good mix. 5 stars on the presentation and 3 on the performance.
Subject: Hell of an underdog show
This was the first time I heard We Can Run live and what a refreshing changeit was. I clearly remember the band bathed in green and the beautiful harmonies.The Dead taking a stand for Mother Earth is ok in my book.
Jerry then rips it up with a majestic Jack A Roe. Picasso Moon may be the loosest song of the night but they play it out nice and ofcoarse Bob cuts the end jam to soon. The end of the set is classic rock and roll GD style,AON is raging.BE Women, another Hartford standard, is breath taking.
Deal bust it open nicely.
Set two has Jerry teasing Foolish Heart but Phil would like to play something else and they deliver with a very warm reading of Box of Rain, which was the only one played on this tour. It has that extra special quality and passion from Phil that makes this one quite noteworthy.Well done boys!
Then we get THE Foolish Heart,it is a soaring version that has an extended ending inwhich Jerry sings the final verse twice and jams between them. Brent really shines on this version this flow nicely into a decent Playing that then chugs into a full out Eyes of the World. They played this combo here in '82 too. It is a dramatic version, slighty faster before they slowed it down in Albany six nights later.
What makes this one remarkable is the extended jam afterwards. Jerry has some really cool midi tones, including bells, and the rest of the band helps propels the jam into a soundscape that is unique and more ambient than a traditional jam. A must listen.
The D/S is excellent and hypnotic and very serene and arrives at a chilling China Doll with Jerry nailing it big time. Phil and Brent erupt in a smokin Gimmie Some Lovin' and Jerry, not wanting to be out done here, lays down a golden GDTRFB that seques into a cranking Around.
We get a bitter sweet Brokedown to send us off into the night.
Easily one of my favorite shows ever and this matrix is quite nice too.